Tulemar Vacation Home Rentals • Manuel Antonio • Costa Rica

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Villa El Cantico

Private Gated Estate
  • • 5–night minimum
  • • Sleeps 10 to 14
  • • Personal chef included
  • Accommodations
    • — 1 Master Suite with a king bed
    • — 5 Bedrooms with a queen bed in each
    • — 1 Bedroom with two twin beds
    • — 1 Media room with full-size sofa sleeper
  • • 5 baths
  • • Totally air-conditioned
  • • Private infinity pool
  • • Over 6000 sq ft
  • • Spectacular ocean views
  • • Wildlife daily
  • • Wireless internet ("jungle wifi")
  • • Daily maid service (except Sundays)
  • • Laundry
  • • Manuel Antonio & Biesanz Beaches (not Tulemar)

Nestled in the rain forest and overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Villa El Cantico is located in Manuel Antonio, above one of the most beautiful coastal areas in Costa Rica. This is where the rain forest literally reaches down to meet the sea in one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world. The name "El Cantico" means "The Melody" and reflects the private symphony of tropical sights and sounds that await you.

El Cantico includes six air conditioned bedrooms (1 king, 5 queens, 2 twin beds, plus 1 media room with a queen sofa bed), four full baths, plus one pool bath. It comfortably sleeps 10-14 guests. Each bedroom is fully appointed and includes a private balcony or terrace.

The spacious great room with 30-foot ceiling is designed to bring in sea breezes and jungle sounds. The three story bay windows overlooking the rainforest and Pacific ocean create a personal theater for viewing wildlife and jungle scenery. The fully equipped kitchen was designed as the "heart of the home". The entertainment/media room is equipped with a home theater for indoor entertaining. The office (which also acts as an additional seventh bedroom) has a computer, printer and high-speed Internet access.


Melissa Klassen is your host

Your host, Melissa

In February 2001, Melissa and husband Kevin travelled to the central Pacific coast of Costa Rica on an ecotourism vacation. They fell in love with the country, the natural beauty, and the warmth and friendliness of the Costa Rican people. Today, they share the Costa Rica experience with others, helping plan their ultimate dream vacation.

They specialize in the Manuel Antonio / Quepos area providing you with personalized service and accurate information on the best tours, activities, and restaurants in the area.

Living in Manuel Antonio and personally managing Villa El Cantico, Melissa is able to provide direct first class service to our guests. Melissa can help to make your vacation in Costa Rica an exciting adventure, full of novel and memorable experiences.


Personal Chef

Melissa Klassen is your host

Personal chef included

The guests of Villa El Cantico enjoy the benefit of a private chef to prepare up to three meals per day during their stay. That includes doing the shopping, preparation, cooking and clean up!

Melissa will help cooridinate every detail from the menu selection, dietary restrictions and other preferences.

Once you've selected your menu, the chef will do the shopping for the ingredients. You just reimburse the chef for the cost of the groceries.


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views from the pool deck
Spectacular ocean views from the pool deck
sitting area
Living area overlooking pool with ocean view
dining area
Dining area seats 14
second floor view
Dining area as seen from second floor
large kitchen
Large kitchen with ocean views
media room
Media room with full-size sofa sleeper
master bedroom
Master bedroom with king bed and large balcony with ocean views
master bathroom
Master bathroom with ocean views
Dramatic ocean views
Dramatic ocean views from the balconies
Guest bedroom
Guest bedroom with queen bed and garden balcony
guest bathroom
Guest bath and shower
guest room
Guest room with queen bed
guest bath
Guest bedroom with queen bed and garden balcony
guest bath
Guest bath and shower
guest bedroom
Guest bedroom with queen bed and large balcony with ocean views
guest bedroom
Guest bedroom with two twin beds and garden deck
Bath with shower and connecting bedrooms
queen beds
Guest bedroom with queen bed and garden deck
pool with deck
Beautiful pool with deck area and dramatic ocean views
outdoor kitchen
Pool bar with outdoor kitchen and dining area
outdoor bbq
Outdoor BBQ and pool bar with ocean views
outdoor dining
Outdoor dining area with ocean view

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Rates and Policies

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Villa El Cantico Rates & Policies
  • • Rates are in US Dollars and do not include 13% sales tax.
  • • Villa El Cantico has a minimum 5-night stay, and requires a Saturday arrival day.
  • • Payment Terms: 50% due at time of booking with remainder to be paid 60 days prior to arrival.
  • • Check in time is 4 PM. Check out time is 10 AM
  • • Security deposit of $500 cash required upon check in.
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Customer Reviews

Lancaster – Ontario


"We just returned from ten days at Villa el Cantico. What a perfect destination for an intimate wedding/holiday! We are so pleased that we picked this very special house to hold our daughter's wedding. Twelve of us from two families (Canadian and Australian) stayed at the Villa and had a truly magical time!

Our daughter and son-in-law exchanged their vows on one of the house's beautiful balconies, surrounded by the rainforest, with the park's ocean beaches as the backdrop. The monkeys came to pass on their congratulations and the pictures we took on the beach with the sunset will be treasured forever.

Melissa was a tremendous help both in the advance planning for the wedding and on the day itself, freeing us to thoroughly enjoy every aspect of the celebration. Through e-mail and phone correspondence she helped us arrange the photographer and videographer (excellent pictures!), officiating the event (a lovely ceremony), the flowers (the house and bouquets were gorgeous) the wedding dinner and cake (at a nearby restaurant - delicious food and a delightful setting) ,and a spa day in advance of the wedding. We have never felt so pampered and cared for in our lives.

The housekeeping staff and Melissa welcomed us so warmly and anticipated our needs so well (the massages at the house were divine!) that we feel we have been spoiled for future vacation destinations. The Villa is inviting – large enough that people can spread out, but well-planned for relaxing and re-connecting with family. It is also very well- maintained and ideally situated - very private, surrounded by lush vegetation, close to the beaches and to the small town of Quepos.

All-in-all, we would highly recommend this spot to anyone wanting to combine a wedding in a fairy tale setting with a vacation that can be as action packed or as lazily decadent as your heart desires. This is my favourite warm weather destination! Without question, we will be returning."

Dan – California


"My family and I spent a week in Costa Rica and rented this spectacular home. Melissa, the Property Manager, and her team were extremely helpful in assisting us with our every need ranging from making our reservation to arranging airport transportation and booking excursions such as the Canopy Tour and ATV riding. We went so far as to pay a little extra so that the home included a cook! Renzo was fantastic creating wonderful meals for breakfast and dinner which included our cocktails, appetizers, as well as a main dish and desert. The fish and meat were always fresh and Renzo makes some fantastic sauces.

The house is spacious and modern and can easily accomodate 14 people. The best part of the house was that there was a wonderful ocean view and yet it was situated in the rain forest admongst the wildlife. We had white faced monkeys come down from the trees most every day to visit. Sloths sleeping in the trees nearby as well as tropical birds made the enviornment spectacular.

I would highly recommend this house for any family or group looking for a unique experience and tropical getaway."

MacDonalds – British Columbia


"We had an absolutely magnificent stay at Villa El Cantico! Sharing a vacation and 25th anniversary celebration with extended family. Our accomodations were luxurious, comfortable, and the ocean view extraordinary! Kevin and Melissa were amazing and delightful hosts, always making every effort to ensure our stay was perfect.

We were also so very grateful to have Melissa help us with organizing our activities, transportation and anniversary party, etc, etc. Our stay at Villa El Cantico and Manuel Antonio totally exceeded expectations! Thank you so very much!"

Geoff – Fort Worth, TX


"We were blown away by Villa El Cantico. With Melissa's concierge service, we were treated to a millionaires experience. Only stay here if you wish to be pampered and fussed over. Raquel took care of our laundry, our linens and tried to teach us Spanish. The location is great, the setting idyllic and the people wonderful"

Caroline – Washington D.C.


"The house was spectacular. Elegant but comfortable. The view and location were great - required some trekking to beaches and town for the able bodied - although transportation was readily available too. It was a fantastic vacation and everything was literally perfect. The staff was beyond superb. Accomodating every whim. Food was excellent, staff was friendly and expert. We had kids from ages 3 - 21 and they all had a great time. Just wonderful all around. Planning on returning."